One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
One's grandfather.‘my granda lived up my road’
- ‘Your granny and granda in Chicago hope you had a great day and hope to see you soon.’
- ‘The only man she had ever loved was her granda.’
- ‘My granda sat me on his knee and told me tales that filled me with wonder.’
- ‘When I was younger, I used to visit my granda in County Clare.’
- ‘My grandda thinks I should go to boot camp and my grandma knits booties that she insists I wear.’
- ‘I guess that Grandda was talking to Dad, or maybe Patrick.’
- ‘Her granda has a heart as big as a house.’
- ‘They'll be with their grandma and granda, so they'll have a wonderful time.’
- ‘Grandda shook his shiny head.’
- ‘As my granda would say, never a truer word spoken!’
Early 20th century: abbreviation of granddad, influenced by da.
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